From impossible words to conceptual structure: The role of structure and processes in the lexicon

Mind and Language 19 (3):334-358 (2004)
Abstract
The structure of words is often thought to provide important evidence regarding the structure of concepts. At the same time, most contemporary linguists posit a great deal of structure in words. Such a trend makes some atomists about concepts uncomfortable. The details of linguistic methodology undermine several strategies for avoiding positing structure in words. I conclude by arguing that there is insufficient evidence to hold that word-structure bears any interesting relation to the structure of concepts.
Keywords Concept  Linguistics  Logic  Structure  Word
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2004.00261.x
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,349
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

View all 19 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
On Travis Cases.Agustin Vicente - 2012 - Linguistics and Philosophy 35 (1):3-19.
Concepts and Analytic Intuitions.Bradley Rives - 2016 - Analytic Philosophy 57 (4):285-314.
An Overview of Lexical Semantics.Kent Johnson - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (1):119-134.

View all 9 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
102 ( #51,184 of 2,193,597 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #145,717 of 2,193,597 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature